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From "Andrew Conrad" <>
Subject RE: Can't start jk_nt_service...
Date Thu, 22 Aug 2002 22:04:28 GMT
I haven't ever needed to use jk_nt_service.  If you download the EXE
version of Tomcat, the installer allows you to install Tomcat as a

- Andrew

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Tait [] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 5:31 PM
> To:
> Subject: Can't start jk_nt_service...
> Following the very helpful instructions at 
> from an earlier e-mail in this list, I have successfully 
> installed Tomcat 4.0.4 and JDK 1.3 on my Windows XP machine.  
> Tomcat is successfully serving pages to the 8080 port.  I 
> even have the IIS redirect working for jsp.
> But, I'm running into difficulties getting the jk_nt_service 
> Windows service running.  
> I successfully installed it using the command:
> "jk_net_service -i Tomcat -a", but I can't 
> start it with the "jk_nt_service -s Tomcat" command.  
> The response I get is:
> Asked (and given) winsock 1.1
> Starting tomcat.
> tomcat failed to start. 
> I also can't start it from the Windows Services MMC (no 
> surprise given that I can't start it at the command prompt).  
> The response I get is "The Tomcat service on Local Computer 
> started and then stopped.  Some services stop automatically 
> if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs 
> and Alert service."
> Everytime I try to start the service, the Windows system 
> records one log that says, "The Tomcat service was 
> successfully sent a start control" followed by another system 
> log that says, "The Tomcat service entered the stopped 
> state."  These logs are written when I try to start the 
> service through the Services MMC or the command prompt.
> I can't find any entries in any of the Tomcat logs that 
> correlate to the times I try to start the service so that 
> doesn't seem to be any help.  I also can't find any other useful logs.
> In searching the e-mail archives I found another reference to 
> this problem, but the thread died before any solution came 
> about.  Any direction will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Alex
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